Specialty: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

A Visceral Approach to the Arteries of the Abdomen and Pelvis

The arterial system is regulated by the autonomic nervous system. The arteries can show a lack of distensabilty/mobility when there is a retained tension in the vessel walls. In this class, participants will evaluate the mobility of the abdominal organs, then palpate and evaluate the arteries that supply those organs. When the organ is moved … Read More


Multifaceted Clinical Approaches to Viscerosomatic Reflexes

Palpable somatic “points” provide the osteopathic clinician with key insights directing differential diagnoses and focused approaches to patient systemic complaints. Interestingly, from those using Chapman’s reflexes or Jones’ counterstrain points to those who integrate acupuncture concepts or Travell’s myofascial trigger points, insightful clinicians have noted a significant overlap and a great deal of similarity in … Read More


Fascial Distortion Model: Treating the Shoulder, Ankle and Knee

Sometimes referred to as Module 1, this introductory course is an excellent starting point on the journey of learning the fascial distortion model (FDM). FDM is an excellent modality to be used in the clinic, on the field, and in the emergency room for fast and effective results. While there are some specific FDM techniques, … Read More


Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera: A Basic Course

This course is an introductory course in visceral techniques to the thorax and thoracic viscera. Attendees will explore traditional osteopathic concepts of ventral technique as they apply to the thoracic viscera, ribs and anterior neck. Emphasis will be placed on physical examination, functional anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between diaphragm, ribs, sternum, thoracic spine and … Read More


Mastering HVLA Manipulation: Applicaiton in a Busy Osteopathic Practice

Direct method high-velocity, low-amplitude (HVLA) techniques can be extremely effective, efficient, long-lasting and gentle manipulative procedures. The HVLA techniques presented in this course will address representative dysfunction in all areas of the body from foot to occiput; will embrace care delivered in a wide range of body positions (supine, prone, seated and lateral recumbent); and … Read More